Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.B.S.) is a fully online program for students who desire to deepen their knowledge of God and His Word. Through the completion of general education studies, students’ knowledge and understanding are founded in fine liberal arts tradition. Through the completion of Biblical Studies core courses, students build upon this foundation with comprehensive biblical knowledge and understanding. Through the selection and completion of specialized courses, students are prepared in accordance with their personal gifts and calling from God. Specializations are offered in Biblical Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Christian Education, Women’s Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Note: The institution does not offer any programs that lead to professional licensure. A graduate of programs offered at CCU is not eligible to sit for licensure exams within the United States.”


The BABS is a well-rounded degree that introduces students to basic ministry skills that will equip the student to be an effective Christian leader in the local church and beyond. The BABS introduces students to the Old and New Testaments, Christian theology, learning key books of the Bible, and apologetics

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Biblically state and identify the principal doctrines of evangelical Christianity. 
  • Identify the major themes of both the Old and New Testaments. 
  • Evaluate the challenges to a Christian worldview and formulate biblical rebuttals.
  • Develop basic skills necessary for successful ministry in the local church. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a foundational evangelical theological education that is reflected by a Biblical worldview and the necessary skills to serve the Body of Christ. 
  • Biblically state and identify the principal doctrines of evangelical Christianity. 
  • Identify the major themes of both the Old and New Testaments 
  • Explain the Word of God accurately, with emphasis on edification of the Body of Christ and application that advances the Great Commission.

Program Structure

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is 120 credits and features 30 general education credits, 75 degree specific courses, and 5 courses specific to the student’s selected specialization. The method of instruction is 100% online, asynchronous format, and also video conferencing.

General Education Courses

Course ID

Course Name


English Communication & Critical Thinking (6 credits)
 COM101 Speech Communication 3
 ENG101 Writing and Research 3
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6 credits)
 MAT111 College Mathematics 3
 BIO102 Natural Science and Biology 3
Art & Humanities (12 credits)
 ART101 Visual and Performing Arts 3
 THE220 Christian Ethics 3
 PHIL101  Philosophy 3
APO391 Introduction to Islam 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
HIS201 American History 3
HIS202 American Government 3



Biblical Core and Ministry Courses

Course ID

Course Name


Old Testament Studies (15 credits)
 BIB201 Old Testament Survey I 3
BIB208 Old Testament Survey II 3
BIB204 Genesis 3
BIB206 Isaiah 3
BIB207 Psalms 3
New Testament Studies (21 credits)
BIB202 New Testament Survey I 3
BIB209 New Testament Survey II 3
BIB205 Hebrews 3
BIB223 The Gospel of John 3
BIB271 Acts 3
BIB274 Romans 3
BIB275 Galatians / Ephesians 3
MINISTRY (18 credits)
APO201 Apologetics 3
BC201 Biblical Counseling 3
HIS111 Church History 3
MIN301 Missions and Evangelism 3
THE301 Bible Doctrines 3
THE401 Fundamentals of Faith 3

General Education Total Credits


Biblical Core & Ministry Total Credits


Electives Total Credits


Specialization Total Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Total Credits


Specializations Offered

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  • All courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program are undergraduate level.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Specializations

Course ID Course Name
BC212 A Theology of Biblical Counseling
BC216 Psychology Contrasted with the Bible
BC213 Methods of Biblical Change
BC214 Marriage and Family Counseling
BC322 Interpersonal Relationships
ED229 Current Issues in Education
ED241 Philosophy of Christian Education
ED242 Cultural Diversity in Education
ED245 Principles of Instruction and Methods
ED248 Classroom Management
CBL202 Introduction to Christian Leadership
CBL203 Introduction to Leadership Planning
CBL211 Introduction to Communicating Vision
CBL261 Introduction to Biblical Problem Solving
CBL271 Introduction to The Heart of the Christian Leader
MIN211 Women’s Ministry Essentials
MIN311 Women Teaching Women
MIN312 Developing Effective Women’s Ministries
MIN314 Leadership in Women’s Ministry
MIN355 Women Helping Women
MIN240 Introduction to Youth Ministry
MIN241 Youth, Church and Culture
MIN242 Evangelism in Youth Ministry
MIN243 Youth Ministry Management
MIN245 Discipleship in Youth Ministry


Course Requirements -Total Credits: 120